Mike grew up in a non-Christian home in New Haven County. While studying music education at Western Connecticut State University, Mike had a powerful encounter with God that ultimately led to his conversion. After college, Mike was hired to help launch a new college prep elementary school in New Haven. Three years later, Mike left education to take a position as a chapter planter with InterVarsity. While planting a chapter of InterVarsity at his alma mater WCSU, Mike was approached by Walnut Hill Community Church and asked to serve as their College Pastor. For the next seven years, Mike continued his work with InterVarsity while also serving as both the College Pastor and Lead Pastor for Walnut Hill’s Sunday evening worship service. In the Spring of 2017, Mike joined the staff here at Wellspring. He is committed to the advancement of God’s kingdom in this region and is convinced that young people will be leading the charge in moving the church forward.